"Nothing lacking, nothing superfluous"
The NESA and FIGO (International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) concerning cooperation. Joint surgical courses will be initiated and conducted wherever necessary. The first surgical course was held in Yerevan, Armenia from 9 to 11 June 2014 at a conference with more than 200 participants. Surgical demonstration took place at the university hospital.
As from 1 April 2014 the NESA has a scientific cooperation agreement with GeneSort, a molecular diagnostics company whose aim is to determine tumours' genetics profile and identify DNA mutations in specific cancer-related genes.
The NESA is starting the New Year with an anti-C-section campaign. We strongly believe that, like any other operation, there should be a valid indication for performing Caesarean sections. Unfortunately, the Caesarean section rate is increasing at an extreme rate, for which there is no justification. For more information, please visit our Ob/Gyn Projects section.
NESA Days 2014
This year's NESA Days will take place on 19 – 21 September 2014 in Crete, Greece, in cooperation with the Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Quebec (AOGQ) and the Mediterranean Society for Reproductive Medicine (MSRM).Programme and registration.
Preventive medicine as a new NESA discipline
During the NESA's yearly executive board meeting, which was held in Berlin on 23 January 2012, it was decided to add preventive medicine as the sixth discipline represented by the NESA. Prof. Werner Seebauer is responsible for this discipline.
The NESA and the USP hospital in Mallorca, Spain signed an academical cooperation agreement on January 11, 2011. The USP hospital, a highly developed, modern up-to-date hospital, is becoming a NESA teaching hospital where optimized evidence-based methods will be taught and national and international conferences will be held.
Please visit the website of USP Clínica Palmaplanas.
The NESA launched a medical university named the 3H Medical University (Honora Honore Humanae – respect human dignity), which is based on centres of excellence. In November 2009, the First Academic Board Planning Meeting took place in Berlin. Delegates from 12 countries participated in the meeting. The 3H Medical University was registered this March in London. On 27 March 2014 the Founders' Committee and the Curriculum Committee met in Berlin and approved the curriculum framework and the plans for further development.
Telelap Alf-x – A new telesurgical concept and system.
The NESA is collaborating with the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission and SOFAR S.p.A. in Milan, Italy concerning a novel telesurgical system, which has already been certified in Europe for clinical use. It is a new concept called Telelap Alf-x. The advantages of this system are universality, tactile sensing, safety, 3D vision with an eye-tracking system and cost-effectiveness, as low-cost disposable or reusable instruments can be used. An International Scientific Advisory Board has been appointed which accompanies the preclinical studies.
Researchers from SOFAR and the NESA are developing a new type of console which allows the surgeon to feel the tissues in his or her fingertips. This makes the usage of the system as similar as possible to open surgery, with the advantages of endoscopy, bringing about a renaissance of abdominal surgery.
Download the Brochure describing the system.
Following our activities in Africa, the NESA was invited to participate in the 1st FIGO Africa Regional Conference of Gynecology and Obstetrics, which was held from 2 to 5 October 2013 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Following the successful 2011 surgical and ultrasound course in Senegal, the NESA, in cooperation with FIGO and MedicalAidFilms, conducted a similar course in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Between 12 and 17 June 2012, lectures and practical application were done at the Yalgado Ouedragogo hospital. Some 40 gynaecologists from Burkina Faso participated. Basic ultrasound was taught and optimal methods for vaginal hysterectomy and caesarean section were introduced. See pictures.
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